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Welcome to the Department of Physics at the University College Cork.

The Department of Physics is one of Ireland’s largest, most dynamic centres of scientific development with a focus on excellence in both education and research, and a particularly strong track record in PhD education.

The strength of our undergraduate degree programmes in both physics and astrophysics attracts a large cohort of talented students to study physics at UCC. Our research strength also attracts many international post-doctoral fellows and visiting scientists to our department, making it a large, cosmopolitan place for the advancement of science.

The Department of Physics plays an important strategic role in the region through its extensive interactions with industry both nationally and internationally.

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RECENT NEWS:

Physics Department Senior Technical Officers Robin Gillen and Christy Roche both recently retired from the  Physics Department.

A function for the  retirement of Christy Roche was held in the Kane building. UCC President Pat O’Shea, Prof John McInerney and Physics department staff participated in a very enjoyable evening.

A presentation was made to Robin Gillen in the common room by Prof John McInerney to mark his retirement. This was attended by Physics department staff and students.

 

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President Pat O’Shea, Prof John McInerney and Physics department Technical Officers at function to mark the retirement of Christy Roche after 46 years service to the Physics Department.

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Prof John McInerney making a presentation to Robin Gillen to mark his retirement after 48 years service to the Physics Department.

Physics News

New for three types of extreme-energy space particles: Theory shows unified origin
Posted on January 22, 2018 at 4:00 pm

New model connects the origins of very high-energy neutrinos, ultrahigh-energy cosmic rays, and […]

Nanoparticle gel controls twisted light with magnetism
Posted on January 22, 2018 at 12:41 pm

"Help me, Obi Wan Kenobi. You're my only hope." For many of those around at the release of Star […]

The world's most powerful acoustic tractor beam could pave the way for levitating humans
Posted on January 22, 2018 at 8:38 am

Acoustic tractor beams use the power of sound to hold particles in mid-air, and unlike magnetic […]

Superconducting X-ray laser takes shape in Silicon Valley
Posted on January 19, 2018 at 7:54 pm

An area known for high-tech gadgets and innovation will soon be home to an advanced superconducting […]